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Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

This entree is a fantastic way to savor fresh tomatoes, especially during the warm summer months. It’s quite simple, but the sweet, tangy tomato glaze is so good. —Karen Gehrig, Concord, North Carolina
Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a small bowl, mix honey and 1 tablespoon oil. Add tomatoes and toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 5-7 minutes or until softened.
  2. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness; sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 5-6 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Serve with roasted tomatoes; drizzle with glaze.
Editor's Note: To make your own balsamic glaze, bring 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 10-12 minutes or until thickened to a glaze consistency. Yield: about 2 tablespoons

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/2 cup tomatoes and 1-1/2 teaspoons glaze: 306 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 384mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

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  • pajamaangel
    Jun 4, 2016

    I would have given this five stars if I was rating just the chicken, but the tomatoes weren't as good as I had expected. I really didn't taste the honey on them at all. I'm not a fan of cooked tomatoes as it is and was hoping for something a little more flavorful. The tomatoes aside, though, it's a five star recipe.

  • apschwartz
    May 4, 2016

    Simple and delicious!! Will definitely make again!

  • peanutsnona76
    Apr 14, 2016

    When done properly, chicken cooked this way is moist and tender. This recipe turned out beautifully for us. Will make this often.

  • linolson
    Jul 10, 2015

    This recipe read very well and I was disappointed with my own results when making it. I found the chicken cooked this way to be dry although our dogs loved it! On the other hand the idea to toss and bake small tomatoes in honey (not sure why the olive oil, I'm going to omit it next time and try some shredded mint) was great. The balsamic vinegar smelled overwhelmingly vinegary while being reduced but was surprisingly sweet. I'm going to experiment with this, perhaps with baked veggies or meat cooked in another way.

  • dieter's mom
    Jul 11, 2014

    Made this dish exactly as written. Even my mom, who at 88 doesn't eat anything, ate every bit. It was quick & easy & a great light summer dish. Will make again.

  • dbrooke
    Jul 10, 2014

    Definitely a make again. Would probably serve it on romaine lettuce as a main dish salad.